Plans for £5m stadium at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

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Scarborough Group International has submitted a planning application for a 3,900-capacity stadium at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, which will host Sheffield United Women Football Club and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Football Club.

The £5m Grandstand Facility will be built on the west side of the 3G pitch, which was completed in April 2017 and is also used by UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Oasis Academy Don Valley and the local community.

Whittam Cox Architects, supported by Arup Sheffield, has been appointed to design the stadium, which will include conferencing facilities, office space and cover approximately one hectare.

The 60-acre Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is already home to the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, iceSheffield, Don Valley Bowl, Oasis Academy Don Valley, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus, a 3G pitch and a park including Outdoor City Run Routes, cycle paths and green open spaces.

The site will also be home to the Sheffield Hallam University Health Innovation Park, which includes the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). The AWRC is set to create innovations that will improve the health of the nation, tackling key issues such as static levels of physical activity, rising obesity and mental health.

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